Despite the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) planning to scrap regional branches, heritage organisations in North Otago are determined to ensure there is no loss of local input on heritage matters.
The owners of a historic Dunedin building damaged by a suspicious fire more than three years ago have been awarded nearly $30,000 to help pay for restoration work.
Golden keys were handed to the Queenstown Lakes community yesterday by the trust which spearheaded the rescue and restoration of three miners' cottages from the pioneer days of Arrowtown.
Dunedin's heritage stock has scored a rare win, with a private owner, local government and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust working together to save a historic building.
A drawn-out dispute over the future of a group of historic Princes St, Dunedin buildings looks set to be prolonged until next year.
Looking after New Zealand's heritage, particularly at a local level, will soon become a more challenging proposition.
A resource consent will be required before the protected facade of a South Dunedin building can be demolished.
Plans for a multimillion-dollar Green Island retail development should be rejected to help protect Dunedin's main street experience from a "death by a thousand cuts", a Dunedin City Council planner says.
Plans for a Green Island retail development which could transform one of Dunedin's industrial heritage sites have won initial support from a critic and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust will not follow usual protocol during the demolition of Dunedin's historic Barrons building on Rattray St because the building is unsafe.
A Former pa and whaling station site is set to become the first wahi tapu in Otago and Southland to be registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
The Dunedin City Council is investigating work carried out on a historic building in Dundas St, after a corrugated iron roof was installed over one of the terrace houses yesterday.
Concerns over the Queenstown Lakes District Council's plans to allow for logging in three prominent forests around Queenstown have been raised by submitters.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (HPT) has been challenged to help the Dunedin City Council beef up a council-administered heritage fund.
National recognition of the 122-year-old masonic lodge in Arrowtown by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust is "absolutely fantastic", the Queenstown architect and heritage specialist involved in its restoration says.
The trust formed to look after the former Tuapeka Mouth School has applied to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust to have the school building and associated memorial gates given a category II heritage listing.
Moves to list remote Old Dunstan Rd in any district plans would be opposed, according to a prominent landowner on the historic Central Otago road that was last week added to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust's national register.
A father and son prosecuted for removing three truckloads of gold tailings from their Bannockburn property believe they have been made an example of and say other landowners will be "nervous" as a result.